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p. 11. Ocean frontierlocked

  • Dorrik Stow

Abstract

From the dawn of history the ocean has provided a source of food, refreshed our bodies, and cleansed waste. Once a barrier to human migration, it has since become a highway for transport and trade, as well as a battlefield for human conflict. It offers adventure and challenges to explorers and scientists, a source of philosophical and poetic wonderment, and a playground for our children. ‘Ocean frontier’ considers the important challenges and solutions offered by oceans for many of the key issues that face the world today—sea-level rise and climate change, new sources of food and water, natural resources and energy for growth and development, a new source of medicines, and safe waste recycling.

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